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4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4:4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
4:5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
4:6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; 4:7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
4:8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
4:9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.
4:10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
4:11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.


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Everything King James Bible:Micah
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Micah
Book: Micah
Chapter: 4

Overview:
The peace of the kingdom of Christ. (1-8) The judgments to
come upon Jerusalem, but the final triumph of Israel. (9-13)

1-8 The nations have not yet So submitted to the Prince of
Peace, as to beat their swords into ploughshares, nor has War
ceased. But very precious promises these are, relating to the
Gospel Church, which will be more and more fulfilled, for He is
Faithful that has promised. There shall be a glorious Church for
God set up in the world, in the last days, in the days of the
Messiah. Christ himself will build it upon a Rock. The Gentiles
worshipped their Idol gods; but in the period spoken of, the
people will cleave to the Lord with full purpose of Heart, and
delight in doing his will. The Word "halteth," describes those
who walk not according to the Divine Word. The collecting the
captives from Babylon was an Earnest of healing, purifying, and
prospering the Church; and the reign of Christ shall continue
till succeeded By the Everlasting kingdom of Heaven. Let us stir
up each other to attend the ordinances of God, that we may learn
his holy ways, and walk in them, receiving the Law from his
hands, which, being written in our hearts By his Spirit, may
show our interest in the Redeemer's Righteousness.

9-13 Many nations would assemble against Zion to rejoice in her
calamities. They would not understand that the Lord had
collected them as sheaves are gathered to be threshed; and that
Zion would be strengthened to beat them to Pieces. Nothing has
yet taken place in the history of the Jewish Church agreeing
with this prediction. When God has conquering work for his
people to do, he will furnish them with strength and ability for
it. Believers should cry aloud under distresses, with the Prayer
of Faith, not with despondency.

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